Day Two - Wednesday, 22 July

DAY TWO: Waste Management in action: delivering actionable strategies to increase your CSR rating and profit

09:20
Opening remarks from the Chair

Terrie-Ann Johnson
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Clean Up Australia Ltd

09:30
Keynote Case Study: HOW COLLABORATION AND DIGITAL INNOVATION CAME TOGETHER TO REDUCE WASTE IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

4.1 million tonnes of food goes to waste every year in Australia in the commercial food sector. This is why food waste veteran, Katy Barfield, has created Yume - the leading BtoB online marketplace for surplus food.
Yume - which works with industry leaders such as Kellogg's, Mondelez and Accor Hotels - connects food manufacturers and farmers with excess food with businesses in the food industry that could purchase this stock at a discounted price. So far Yume has returned over $5 million to Aus farmers and businesses and has found a new avenue to market for over 1,850,000kgs of food.

Yume an award-winning social enterprise, understood early on, that in order to propel growth it had to partner with an established organisation that had the same values and goals in mind. Suez, is world-renowned for their efforts in resource recovery and for leading the war on waste. Katy Barfield will walk you through how this ground-breaking partnership is key to igniting change and revolutionising the way the food industry works.

Katy Barfield
Chief Executive Officer
Yume

10:00
Presentation: Embedding Corporate Social Responsibility into your organisation's culture to drive outcomes
  • Developing strategies to educate and inform employees and customers on your sustainability initiatives 
  • Establishing innovative ways to measure progress and onboard stakeholders
  • Protecting social licence to operate and responding to growing consumer expectations
  • Overcoming transitional change issues

Sally Townsend
Head of Sustainability
Blackmores

10:30
Panel Discussion: Delivering sustainable long-term growth while leaving a positive imprint on society
  • How do you overcome the challenges and obstacles faced in setting up zero waste to landfill initiatives and developing responsible waste management targets?
  • What are the best practice implementation strategies for innovative project tracking and annual improvement targets?
  • How do you formalise waste reduction and business efficiency initiatives to maintain and exceed projected targets?

Moderator:

Terrie-Ann Johnson
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Clean Up Australia Ltd

Panellists:

Alessia Verderio
Environment Manager
The Iconic

Belinda Chellingworth
Sustainability Manager – Circular Economy
Australia Post

Blaise Porter
Director – Responsible Business
Fujitsu Australia Limited

Andrew Agius
Technical Application Advisor
Komatsu

11:10
20-minute tea break, stretch, breathe

11:30
Presentation: Redefining the use of end-of-current-lifecycle waste and renewing its future

• Examining the role industry plays in reducing landfill waste
• Understanding how remanufacturing is redefining sustainability
• Lessons learned and insights gained from creating and developing a remanufacturing program

Bede Wolf
Operations Manager
Fuji Xerox Australia

12:00
Presentation: Undertaking a product stewardship review to reduce your organisation's environmental impact and ensure compliance with the relevant Acts
  • Reviewing your responsibilities as a producer as they relate to the lifecycle impact of your products
  • Highlighting the importance of financing end-of-life management including covering the costs of transportation, and reuse of waste materials
  • Developing a framework to address environmental concerns including reducing the use of toxic materials and increasing the ability to recycle waste products

Michael Ebert
Environment Specialist
Nestlé Nespresso

12:30
Sponsor presentation : Providing digital site solutions within landfill and waste management areas to reduce overall environmental impact
  • Digitally displaying the site to identify key improvement areas
  • The importance of data capture and utilisation during the lifecycle of a project  
  • Variety of machine system solutions to assist landfill and waste management sites

Andrew Agius
Technical Application Advisor
Komatsu

12:55
Fireside Chat

“Achieving our goals achieves a sweet combination of environmental improvements and millions of dollars in savings.”

In this session, sustainability expert Steve Ford of The GPT Group, will discuss his world leading work in managing waste contracts, data, efficiencies and recycling projects.

Facilitator:

Terrie-Ann Johnson
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Clean Up Australia Ltd

Special Guest:

Steve Ford
Head of Sustainability and Energy
The GPT Group

13:15
Q&A and Chair Wrap Up

13:20
End of Day Two and close of Waste Strategy Virtual Summit 2020